2020 Final Four Announced

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 by Brandy

Teen Book Champ All Daniel Boone Regional Library facilities have been closed to help combat the spread of COVID-19. During this time, you can turn to our teen blog for expert book recommendations exclusively for young adults. Our staff will also share helpful library resources to make it easier for teens to learn from home. To stay in-the-know, we suggest that you subscribe to our weekly teen newsletter.

With the closure of our region-wide library system, we have adjusted the timeline for our annual March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Our program began in December when we announced the 16 highest circulating teen titles in our collection. Then, we gave area young adults over two months to read these books in preparation for voting. Continue reading “2020 Final Four Announced”

2020 Elite Eight Announced

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampAfter an exciting two months of voting, DBRL is proud to announce the Elite Eight in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament. However, if you are just joining in the fun, here’s a little background to get you caught up. Through a series of votes, we are narrowing the library’s list of the 16 most popular teen books to one grand champion.

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. Limit one ballot per person, per round. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

How It Works (updated timeline):

  • Round 1: Voting complete!
  • Round 2: Voting complete!
  • Round 3: VOTE NOW through April 15 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote April 17- April 29 for the book tournament champion.
  • May 1: The champion is announced!

Continue reading “2020 Elite Eight Announced”

2020 Printz and Alex Award Winners

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Brandy

Early every year, the American Library Association (ALA) hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year.

The Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). In addition to this year’s winning title, there were also four honor books chosen:

Award Winner: “Dig” by A.S. King
Honor Book: “The Beast Player” written by Nahoko Uehashi and translated by Cathy Hirano
Honor Book: “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me” written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
Honor Book: “Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir” by Nikki Grimes
Honor Book: “Where the World Ends” by Geraldine McCaughrean

Continue reading “2020 Printz and Alex Award Winners”

The Selector’s Selections: February 2020

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brianna

I have some favorite books that I love to reread. Anything by Tamora Pierce and the Harry Potter books always make my list, and I’m currently rereading A Court of Thorns and Roses. But I absolutely love making time for new books as well! You never know when you’ll fall so completely in love with a book that you immediately buy copies for yourself and all your friends, and give it the place of highest honor on your bookshelf. Anyway, here’s some new books at your library! Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: February 2020”

College Planning Strategies

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Brandy

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER

Next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “College Planning Strategies.” Join us on Wednesday, February 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. as you learn how to work toward your goals while in high school. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will share tips on finding the right colleges, completing the application process and maximizing your chances of getting accepted.

This program is for families with children in grades 7-11. Both parents and students are welcome. Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 28. Register online or call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:

2020 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampPrintable Flyer [PDF]

At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in December when we announce our 16 most popular teen books. This gives you over two months to read these titles and get ready to vote for your favorites in the spring. You have through Sunday, March 8 to vote for your favorite 8 books. Then, the competition heats up, as each week in March, young adults vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

How It Works (updated timeline):

  • Round 1: Voting complete!
  • Round 2: Voting complete!
  • Round 3: VOTE NOW through April 15 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote April 17- April 29 for the book tournament champion.
  • May 1: The champion is announced!

Each round that you vote, your name is entered into our prize drawing! Limit one ballot per person, per round. Continue reading “2020 March Madness Contenders”

2019 Teens’ Top Ten Titles Announced

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Brandy

2019 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees (PDF)

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 2019 Teens’ Top Ten titles. Teens voted worldwide from August 15 through October 12. Thousands of ballots were cast for the 25 nominees. The finalists are listed below.

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 15 school and public libraries around the country.

Youth ages 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2020 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the public nomination form. Submit a book title now through December 31 to be included in the pool of possible 2020 candidates. For books to be eligible for consideration, they must be published between January 1– December 31, 2019. Continue reading “2019 Teens’ Top Ten Titles Announced”

Dark and Eerie Reads

Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 by Rachel

When the weather gets cooler, I feel my favorite time has come. Longer nights! Candied apples! Apple cider! (Okay, pumpkin spice is fine, but not for me.) Cooler weather also brings in another chill – stories that take us safely into the dark to explore zombies, serial killers and monsters. With that, I hope you enjoy this sampling of spooky Young Adult reads. Check out the full list in the the library’s catalog. Continue reading “Dark and Eerie Reads”

Calling All Young Writers!

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Dana

DBRL is hosting six different programs at the  Callaway County Public Library  and Columbia Public Library to help you prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. All across the world, beginners and seasoned writers alike will spend this month trying to complete a novel in just 30 days, with the help of an online community. Learn how to sign up, sketch out a plan to get started and get tips on writing your first draft. These events provide great opportunities for teens to get their words into the world, connect with other local authors and hone their craft. Continue reading “Calling All Young Writers!”

Strategies for the ACT

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Brandy

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Later next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “Strategies for the ACT.” Join us on Wednesday, October 16 from 6-7:30 p.m.  to learn about the structure of this college entrance exam, the most common traps and the best ways to beat the time crunch. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will discuss each of the four sub-tests on the ACT and provide strategies for maximizing your scores.

This program is for families with children in grades 9-12. Both parents and students are welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, September 24. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you: